Bill T. Jones Co. Merges With NYC’s Dance Theater Workshop

"In an unusual move that may alter the contemporary dance landscape in New York, the boards of Dance Theater Workshop and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company voted unanimously Wednesday to merge their organizations, forming a combination producing and presenting entity to be called New York Live Arts." New York Times 12/02/10 Click here … Continue reading Bill T. Jones Co. Merges With NYC’s Dance Theater Workshop

Bill T. Jones: The Step-by-Step Guide

"Jones draws on a range of techniques, including African dance, American modern and postmodern dance, and ballet, but an important formative influence was contact improvisation, a form of partner-work that enables people of different heights, weights and strengths to interact." The Guardian (UK) 11/09/10 Click here to read the entire article.

Tony Awards

Congratulations to Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, winning the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor and Actress in a Play.  Fences, which Washington and Davis starred in, also won Best Revival of a Play. There were also several winners for the musical Fela!, the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti. Bill T. … Continue reading Tony Awards

Fondly Do We Hope… Fervently Do We Pray — Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

I (I meaning Leslie Houin, intern at the Black Film Center/Archive who manages this blog) saw the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company's wonderful performance Fondly Do We Hope... Fervently Do We Pray in February at the Indiana University Auditorium. I would like to encourage others to see a performance of Fondly Do We Hope.  … Continue reading Fondly Do We Hope… Fervently Do We Pray — Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company